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Poughkeepsie, NY

To our valued community:

We are open! You will find below the changes and guidelines that we would like to make you aware of before coming to the facility.

To start, please visit the "Covid-19" page link in the main header for some new overall Gravity Vault policies.

Here in Pougkeepsie, please remember that if you are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19, we request that you do not enter our facility until 72 hours have passed since you last experienced symptoms. A list of COVID-19 symptoms can be found here:


If you have not climbed at a Gravity Vault before, please remember to fill out a waiver prior to your arrival. We will not have physical copies onsite.

MASKS REQUIRED for anyone in the building, per government mandate and company policy.

RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED for Members, Punch Pass holders, and Day Pass purchasers. Climbing Team members should also make reservations for practices. 

STAFF LED PROGRAMS must be reserved by phone in order to guarantee instructor availability. Please call 845-462-1920.  


Climbing time slots are two hours long.  Please only book one time slot per day.  If at the end of your scheduled climbing session, the next session has an open spot, you are then welcome to register for the next time slot.  You must however check out and check back in at the front desk for the next climbing time. We want all of our climbers to be able to come back to climb with our adapted system. 



SIGNS will be posted at our entrances and our front desks to display current policies (which could change over time).

SOCIAL DISTANCING on the climbing floor means keeping 1 rope station empty between climbing parties and 1 person in each bouldering section. Climbers are expected to maintain good social distancing and in general remain 6 feet apart at all times. Exceptions are made for those climbing with others from their household.

CLEANING PROCEDURES have been updated to reflect the COVID-19 pandemic and include additional rounds throughout the day.

HAND SANITZERS will be placed throughout the gym. Folks are asked to thoroughly wash hands before and after climbing and hand sanitize before starting a climb and after finishing one.

LIQUID CHALK is currently allowed and is highly encouraged.

We understand there will be members of the community who feel these precautions are too restrictive. We also understand that there will be others who feel these precautions don't go far enough. As climbers we must always err on the side of safety, while understanding that risk can never be eliminated from the sport we love. We are working hard to reopen and operate in a responsible manner and ask for your help and understanding to keep our community safe and healthy.

With that, we are always open to your voices and feedback. Thank you again for your continued support! We are so excited to have you back!

At a Glance

  • Memberships, Day Rates, Adult & Kids' Classes, Youth Climbing Teams, Birthdays, Corporate Events and much more!!
  • More Than 13,000 sqft of Climbing
  • Walls Up To 40 Feet High
  • 65 Top Rope Stations
  • 14 Lead Only Stations
  • 10M Speed Wall
  • 2 Extensive Bouldering Areas Including a Cave & Top Out Boulder
  • Stem Chimney
  • Huge Lead Arch
  • 2 Cracks
  • Auto Belays
  • Campus & Fingerboard Training System
  • LED Moonboard
  • Rogue Fitness Rig, Cardio & Weight Training
  • Retail Shop
  • Party Room
  • Locker Rooms
  • Lounge & Wifi

Gift Cards

Give the gift of climbing!

Click the link above to purchase a gift card online!


One-hour Staff Belays and Group Programs

  • Please call us at 845-462-1920 if you want to reserve an instructor-led program. A Vertical Life reservation does not book an instructor!
  • One hour staff-led climbing sessions are available for groups of up to 4 people
  • We also offer 1.5 hour staff-led climbing sessions for groups of 5 or more


Members, Punch Pass holders, & Day Passers

Reservations are required for self-supervised climbers so that we can accurately monitor our occupancy.

If you need the assistance of an instructor to climb, you must call us at 845-462-1920 to make a reservation.

Members (including Climbing Team Members), Punch Pass holders and Day Pass purchasers should make a reservation by clicking the link above or through the Vertical Life app. Reservations should also be made for spectators as they are contributing to the occupancy within the facility.